Chicago White Sox OF Andrew Vaughn placed on injured list due to COVID-19 protocols

The Chicago White Sox have placed rookie outfielder Andrew Vaughn on the injured list before Thursday’s series opener against the visiting Detroit Tigers in compliance with the league’s COVID-19 protocols.  The White Sox have recalled infielder/outfielder Gavin Sheets from Triple-A Charlotte.

White Sox vice president/general manager Rick Hahn said in a news release:  “Andrew is currently asymptomatic and our hope is that, similar to our other IL placements of this nature, he will return shortly to the active roster. At this time, no other players on the roster are impacted.”

The 23-year-old Vaughn is hitting .226 with 11 doubles, four home runs, 12 RBIs and 19 runs scored over 43 games.

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